07-22-2009 09:00 AM
Is T500 compatible with SATA-300 SSD Drive? Eventually, is there neccessary with an BIOS uppgrade or other driver software uppgrade?
this site http://www.thinkpadtoday.com/lenovo-thinkpad-t400-%E2%80%93-t500-a-quick-review.htm says up to 8GB of RAM is supported on T500. Is this true?
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07-22-2009 02:23 PM
Yes it can be true. You will need a 64 bit OS for using more than 2 gigs of RAM.
I comment I've just created another topic on the Windows XP x64 issues which occured on my T400.
By the way the WinXP x64 is not officially supported by Lenovo, but supported by most of the hardware which can found in those laptops.
So please consider my topic before you upgrade to 8 gigs of ram.
The SSD: Officially I haven't found a Lenovo SSD seaparately, but maybe exists.
Since the Hard drive is a CRU (Customer Replacable Unit) you can replace it yourself without losing warranty.
I'm using a Samsung Flash drive instead of the standard HDD. It has 220 Mb/sec read and 120 Mb/sec write speed due to Samsung. I measured 80 Mb/sec writing speed with hdparm -Tt under linux 64 bit OS.
The numbers are not so important, it's drastically faster than a HDD No sound, no heat...
I hope I gave answers for you question.
07-23-2009 12:38 PM